Perfectly located in central Victoria, just over an hour from Melbourne by car or rail, Castlemaine is the ideal daytrip or overnight destination. Rich in history, artistic endeavours, festivals, contemporary food and natural beauty, Castlemaine has it all.
Surrounded by rolling hills and a natural beauty that is hard to beat, you can choose the experience to suit your mood. With quality restaurants and many cool cafes you will find stunning seasonal produce, organic meats, cheeses, award winning wines, boutique beers and local ciders – the perfect gastronomic experience set against a backdrop of distinctive goldfields architecture!
In the heart of town you can find on-trend and designer fashion, quirky vintage pieces, galleries overflowing with original art, bookstores galore, an abundance of antiques and collectables and many other boutique shopping experiences.
Be amazed at converted historical spaces like the old Woollen Mill which is now a vibrant space bursting with food producers, artisans, a brewery, winemakers and more. While at The Mill don’t miss Das Kaffeehaus where you can taste locally roasted coffee in an Austrian-styled setting that has to be seen to be believed.
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